To The Shocked And Saddened Trump Supporter: The Healing of the Soul Of America Is Calling You
It is now UNDENIABLE that the movement Trump has been calling his base, is a movement of domestic terrorists seeking to collapse our system of democracy, and install a Nazi regime.
Hate groups in the U.S. have been proliferating in reaction to a Black man being elected president, but it is Trump who has used his presidency to empower, and galvanize, the hate groups into a heavily funded domestic terrorist movement he could count on as his ‘base’.
This has been overt and in our faces from the very beginning, with Trump making Steve Bannon, the publisher of Breitbart News, a hub for the nazi movement, his Chief Whitehouse Strategist, with highest national security clearance, to empower not only our domestic hate groups, but also hate groups, and authoritarian regimes, around the world. Yet, many single issue Trump supporters have been blind to the agenda.
I watched in horror and grief, terrorists attack the Capital, brutally beating police, looking to find and assassinate some of our leaders, a siege that succeeded in occupying our Capital for several hours, terrorizing our leaders and their aides, injuring many, and tragically taking 5 lives. All this at the invitation, and insistence, of President Trump and his allies.
I know that there are Trump supporters who also feel horror at the images of the violent coup, and the planned assassinations. I am hoping there are a lot of such people, people who are feeling ‘how could I be so blind when their goals are so publicly stated?’ e.g. the rage they’ve stoked that we should feel towards an organization they call ‘Antifa’, meaning anti-fascism. Why would you be against anti-fascists?? Aren’t all Americans anti fascist? It turns out that there is no such organized movement, but you are one of the Americans they succeeded at getting to be against ‘anti-fascists’.
Opening to the truth is a painful process, as to open is to open against the lies that closed you to the truth, but that opening is exactly where your healing, and the healing of America lies. As you open against the lies that closed you to the Truth, you become aware that violence is only one part of their strategy, and see clearly that they’ve been absolutely effective in collapsing so much in our country, in their mission of spreading the practices that would most spread covid, most devastate
American families, communities, and economy. Because of our vast resources, the U.S. was best positioned to protect Americans and minimize the damage; instead the practices promoted by this movement, with Trump’s leadership, have made the American people the most devastated by covid, with the highest number of cases despite only representing 4% of the world population. This is the effect of the countless super-spreader events held by the President and the movement of fascists he has adopted as his ‘base’.
I believe forgiveness within your own skin happens from shifting from a sole value on ‘me’ (e.g. framing a mask requirement as an infringement on my personal freedom) to a value on ‘me’ as part of the ‘we’ (e.g. a mask requirement is a life saving emergency response to catastrophe, a minimal contribution on my part, to what it will take to overcome the catastrophe). An amends for the ‘we’ would be for you to dive into the practices that protect from covid/minimize the spread. To continue your journey of waking up start getting information from sources different than the Trump base you’ve been getting information from. Read ‘On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century’ by Timothy Snyder, or any of the many books that have come out sounding the alarm on the tyrannical agenda of Trump, and of his base.
If you are uncomfortable with what you’ve been supporting/believing in, exalt at finding out you are not one of them, and leap to be part of generating a more just, compassionate, and thriving America. That discomfort is your opening in hearing the Call for Healing from the Soul of America, and if you let it, opportune a turning point towards a healthier belonging in your life.
For opening to the Truth is how you will be set free to be who you are meant to be in our world. Standing in Truth is what has you become part of the solution, rather than a witting or unwitting perpetrator of hatred.